Book Reviews

I Wish You More Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Feel the love in this cascade of whimsical wishes for kids.
By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
(2015)
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Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt Book Poster Image
age 5+
Evocative gardening book makes nature come alive.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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It's Only Stanley Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dog turns house into moon rocket in fun, wacky story.
By Jon Agee
(2015)
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Dear Mr. Washington Book Poster Image
age 5+
Artist's kids get George to smile in funny historical romp.
By Lynn Cullen
(2015)
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The Princess in Black Book Poster Image
age 5+
Fun tale of monster-fighting princess who leads double life.
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
(2014)
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Once Upon an Alphabet:  Short Stories for All the Letters Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
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The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie Book Poster Image
age 5+
Dark, unsettling story of pet endangered by children.
By Chris Van Allsburg
(2014)
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Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(2014)
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The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm Book Poster Image
age 5+
Reassuring tale soothes fears, promotes sharing feelings.
By LeVar Burton, Susan Schaefer Bernardo
(2014)
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Firebird Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Soaring, rhythmic story for dancers with big dreams.
By Misty Copeland
(2014)
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The Baby Tree Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Gentle, sensitive intro to where babies come from.
By Sophie Blackall
(2014)
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Princesses Are Not Just Pretty Book Poster Image
age 5+
Character counts more than looks is the light lesson here.
By Kate Lum
(2014)
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Battle Bunny Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Hilarious, boy-friendly action story for beginning readers.
By Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett
(2013)
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An Otis Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Tractor brings help to birthing horse in tense holiday tale.
By Loren Long
(2013)
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Letters from Father Christmas Book Poster Image
age 5+
Tolkien's magical North Pole tales delight all ages.
By J.R.R. Tolkien
(2004)
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Little Red Writing Book Poster Image
age 5+
Brilliant fairy tale twist has mega-fun with words.
By Joan Holub
(2013)
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JFK Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Inspiring biography has bold, realistic artwork.
By Jonah Winter
(2013)
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Rosie Revere, Engineer Book Poster Image
age 5+
Aspiring engineer learns to keep on trying in upbeat tale.
By Andrea Beaty
(2013)
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Yukon Sled Dog Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Simple, upbeat story about training Alaskan sled dogs.
By Judith Janda Presnall
(2013)
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My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me Book Poster Image
age 5+
Sweet tale of multicultural moms has message of acceptance.
By Julianne Moore
(1013)
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